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III. Hours of service
Daily log exemption

A driver is not required to keep a daily log if the driver:

  1. Drives the commercial motor vehicle solely within a radius of 160 kilometres of the location at which the driver starts the day
  2. Returns at the end of the day to the same location from which he or she started
  3. Only works for one operator that day

If a driver is not required to keep a daily log, the operator shall keep a record for the day showing:

  • The date, driver’s name and the location where the driver starts and ends the day
  • The cycle that the driver is following
  • The hour at which each duty status starts and ends
  • The total number of hours spent in each duty status

These rules will help keep Ontario’s roads safe by allowing commercial drivers to get the rest they need in order to safely operate their vehicles. For more details about the hours-of-service requirements, visit the MTO website at, or refer to the Highway Traffic Act at